Last March my boyfriend and I traveled to the great white north, the land of mountains and maple syrup (both of which we are huge fans). We boarded & ice skated Lake Louise. We hiked to the Johnston Canyon waterfalls. (Invest in your own ice cleats for hiking Johnston Canyon in the winter. Or you could just leap from tree to tree like Aaron as featured in the video above). We also hiked to the summit of Sulphur Mountain (7,486 ft., but you can also take the Gondola), and then we completely indulged at Fairmont Banff Springs (Valet! Room service! Fluffy bathrobes! Jacuzzi tub! Champagne!). It was a dream.
Aaron and I had both mentally written off the possibility of moving abroad this year and made our peace with patience, so we blew most of our travel fund on the trip. Six weeks later I was offered a teaching job in Colombia. Oops. At the time of the job offer, Banff felt like an expensive mistake. But I should have known better. To paraphrase Twain, in twenty years you'll be more disappointed by the adventures you didn't go on than the ones you did.